Two days ago, Tom Stranger was no-platformed at the South Bank Centre in London. If rapists like Stranger truly seek forgiveness, they must accept to give up power and control over the narrative. There is no redemption without loss.
In the latest essay in his series on Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson examines the wide range of different techniques formulated or summarised by the Brazilian playwright for revolutionising drama and life.
From Game of Thrones to Guantanamo Bay, the purpose of torture is not only to destroy an individual's sense of autonomy and self-worth, but to reconstitute them into whatever image the torturer desires.
Ideas | “Writing of a sort that wasn’t supposed to exist anymore”: Mark Fisher Remembered (1968 – 2017)Owen Hatherley remembers Mark Fisher, the radical writer, and friend, who has recently passed away.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Black Panther Party. With social inequality at record levels, white supremacy consolidating its power in the political corridors of Europe and the US, climate change destroying primarily Black and Brown countries, and the continuing de-development of the global south, the Black Panther’s iconic legacy continues to inspire, teach and resonate with millions across the world.
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Sep 13, 2016 15:33 - 1 Comment
Over the past 18 months, the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen has led to over 10,000 deaths and the destruction of billions of pounds’ worth of vital infrastructure, including schools, hospitals and homes. How can the UK government claim it cares about the suffering of Yemenis when it continues to supply the weapons inflicting the damage? Asks Andrew Smith.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Nov 11, 2016 11:57 - 6 Comments
The UK government’s failed counter-extremism strategy has wrongly targeted thousands of innocent people, including hundreds of children. If the Government truly wants to fight extremism, it must listen to the victims of its failures, argues Moazzam Begg.
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New in Ceasefire, Politics - Nov 25, 2016 18:19 - Comment
Donald Trump’s rise to power has seen a normalising of fascist and neo-Nazi beliefs. We should all be concerned: The Trump Presidency will probably fail, but the movement he represents will not have so far to go next time for the full flowering of fascism to succeed.
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New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Oct 7, 2016 14:21 - 1 Comment
Special Report | “The world has a responsibility to get this blockade on Gaza lifted”: Women’s Boat to Gaza illegally detained by Israel
Two days ago, thirteen women – including a Nobel Peace Prize winner – on a peaceful mission to break the illegal blockade on Gaza were abducted in international waters and detained in an Israeli prison. Vyara Gylsen reports.
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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Aug 30, 2016 11:57 - Comment
In the fourth essay of his series on Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson examines the process through which Theatre of the Oppressed came into being and explores the key features of Boal’s technical approach.
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Books, New in Ceasefire - Jul 11, 2016 17:57 - 3 Comments
How was a committed socialist on the fringes of Westminster politics able to win one of the strongest leadership mandates in British political history? Tom Mills reviews Richard Seymour’s new book, ‘Corbyn: the strange rebirth of radical politics’ and finds an astute analysis of the socio-political conditions which have given rise to Corbynism, its future prospects and the substantial obstacles it will inevitably face.